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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Course Online

This course is an excellent introduction to environmental studies.

It will give the student a broad-based grounding in environmental and conservation issues starting with ecosystems and living things and moving right through to the problems facing the enviroment today.

For anyone interested in the enviromental isuues so much in the news today, this course will serve as a basis of understanding

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Further studies related to the enviroment include; alternative energy, introduction to ecology, landscape restoration, conservation and enviromental management and leading to possible careers in enviromental assessment, waste management, water conservation and management or tourism.

Attractive discounts apply for multiple course pathways (see our 'discounts and payment plan' page).

 

Lessons

There are 6 lessons in this course:

  1. Living Things
    • Classification of plants and animals
    • identifying living organisms
    • using identification keys
  2. Basic Ecology
    • Populations
    • communities
    • ecosystems
    • constituents of ecosystem
    • the ecosphere
    • the web of life
    • habitats and niches
    • humans in the environment.
  3. Global Environmental Systems
    • The Earth’s structure
    • the atmosphere
    • climatic systems
    • Gaia theory
    • the carbon dioxide cycle
    • El Nino.
  4. Environmental Problems
    • Deforestation
    • loss of agricultural land
    • loss of biological diversity
    • loss of water
    • loss of non renewable resources
    • environmental weeds
    • the Greenhouse Effect
    • Ozone depletion
    • Ozone as a Greenhouse gas
  5. Conservation
    • The definition and goals of conservation
    • the history of conservation
    • natural resources (renewable and non renewable).
  6. Acting Locally: Thinking Globally
    • Humans and water
    • how to minimize water usage
    • energy use in the home
    • reducing household waste
    • domestic transport and its affect on pollution
    • building materials and their environmental impact.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims

  • To understand the binomial system of classifying living things
  • To understand the use of keys to identify living things
  • To grasp the basics of ecology (the relationships between living organisms and their environment)
  • To have a basic grounding in Earth Science and an understanding of global environmental systems
  • To understand the Earth’s major environmental problems and how they have come about
  • To gain an understanding of conservation and its importance to individuals and the world
  • To learn a range of ways to reduce the environmental impact of ones’ actions at home and globally
Enrolment Information
Philippine: P13,500.00 PHP
Course Code: VEN100
Duration: 100 hours
Qualification: Certificate
Exam: Optional
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